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encroachment

[en-krohch-muh nt]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of encroaching.
  2. anything taken by encroaching.
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Origin of encroachment

1425–75; late Middle English encrochement < Anglo-French. See encroach, -ment
Related formsnon·en·croach·ment, noun
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invasionintrusioninroadtrespass

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Word Origin and History for encroachment

n.

1520s, from encroach + -ment. In Anglo-French from mid-15c.

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